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Report Illegal Dumping 772-226-1888

Stormwater Division

Statement of Function
The Stormwater Division is charged with reducing to the maximum extent practicable, the pollution of the Indian River Lagoon caused by stormwater runoff and base groundwater flow. It is also responsible for helping the County implement federally mandated National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Phase II Permit goals. These goals are accomplished through the design, construction, and operation of regional stormwater pollution removal systems; education ; and fertilizer application, sediment, and erosion control enforcement and monitoring.

Pledge to pick up the poop! Find out more and pledge to protect the lagoon
It has been reported that up to 84 TONS of dog poop are left DAILY on the ground within the Indian River Lagoon watershed. That's a possible 84 tons of dog poop being washed into the water, especially during the summer when it rains every day. Be a part of the solution, learn more and take the pledge today to always pick up after your dog.


2014/2015 Goals and Objectives

Design and Construction Related Activities
  • Complete construction of Osprey Marsh Stormwater Park
  • Begin a pilot plant study for a large scale water lettuce based nutrient removal facility
Stormwater Education Related Activities
  • Update and continue to show on the County government television channel, the video program presenting PC Main Screening System, Egret Marsh Stormwater Park, and Spoonbill Marsh. Add PC South Algal Nutrient Removal Facility if it is operational.
  • Continue inserting a stormwater anti-pollution message in every other issue of the County’s monthly employee newsletter.
  • Channel illicit discharge reports to the proper department staff.
  • Enhance public stormwater education activities.
Stormwater Pollution Control Activities
  • Continue operation and maintenance of PC Main Screening System.
  • Continue operation and maintenance of Egret Marsh Stormwater Park.
Stormwater Enforcement Related Activities
  • Continue to implement Best Management Practices at construction sites and dewatering projects during site inspections.
  • Continue to work with County Surveyor to identify and map priority-screening areas and locate unpermitted outfalls.
  • Continue to work to reduce erosion and sedimentation in County MS4 conveyance systems, waters of the state, and Florida Outstanding waterways.
  • Operate and maintain Egret Marsh Stormwater Park, PC Main Screening System, and PC South Algal Nutrient Removal Facility to reduce pollution to the Indian River Lagoon and to comply with TMDL limits.
  • Enforce the County fertilizer ordinance.
Please do not call this office - Please call the Road and Bridge Division at 770-226-3970